By MyBaseGuide Staff Member


Moving to a new post has many challenges and you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to school choices. The good thing is Fort Meade has a lot of options. Talk to your Fort Meade School Liaison Officer for help in choosing the right school for your child. It’s very important to plan ahead and consider the following prior to focusing your search among the public, charter, magnet, and private schools available.
  • What are your child’s specific learning needs (this could include subject material and level of academic difficulty)?
  • What learning style is best for your child? Big classes and more social diversity or smaller focused classes with teachers?
  • What are the non-academic offerings such as arts and afterschool sports programs, etc.?
  • What are the practical needs for you and your family? Other children’s schools, spouses’ schedules, etc? Many public schools offer public transportation, so be sure to ask about it!

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: Fort Meade Maryland: In-Depth Welcome Center

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many schools and other services may be temporarily altered or unavailable. Check individual websites for current statuses and health procedures.

Fort Meade Schools

Fort Meade on post schools are located in the Anne Arundel County Public School system. There are 5 Pre-K / elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school located on post. The best thing to do is do your research early and begin the enrollment process as soon as possible. For more details, see the official Fort Meade schools site here.
  • Enrollment requirements for public schools in Maryland
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Shot Record
  • Social Security Number
  • Copy of the student’s physical exam
  • Two Proofs of Parent/Custodian residence (lease, mortgage, utility bill etc. with addresses)
  • Custody or guardian papers filed through the court (if applicable)

1. Anne Arundel County Public Schools

2644 Riva Road Annapolis, MD 21401 1 (410) 222-5000 Fort Meade Elementary Schools

Fort Meade Elementary Schools

1. Meade Heights Elementary School, PreK-5

1925 Reece Rd. Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755 1 (410) 222-6509

2. Pershing Hill Elementary School, 1-5

7600 29th Division Rd. Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755 1 (410) 222-6519

3. Manor View Elementary School, K-5

2900 MacArthur Rd. Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755 1 (410) 222-0654

Fort Meade Middle Schools

1. MacArthur Middle School, 6-8

3500 Rockenbach Rd. Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755 1 (410) 674-0032

2. Meade Middle School, 6-8

1103 26th Street Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755 1 (410) 674-2355

Fort Meade High Schools

7. Meade Senior High School, 9-12

1100 Clark Rd. Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755 1 (410) 674-7710 Childcare on Fort Meade

Childcare on Fort Meade

1. West Meade Early Education Center 7700 Ray St. Fort George G. Meade, MD 1 (410) 222-6545

Schools Near Fort Meade

Depending on where you live off post, soldiers and their families can send their children to public schools (with several magnet schools) in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (listed above), Howard County and Prince George's County.

1. Howard County Public Schools

10910 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042 1 (410) 313-6600

2. Prince George's County Public Schools

14201 School Lane Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 1 (301) 952-6001

Elementary Schools Near Fort Meade

1. Jessup Elementary, Pre-K-ECI


: Anne Arundel County 2900 Elementary School Lane Jessup, MD 20794 1 (410) 222-6490

2. Maryland City Elementary, PreK-5


: Anne Arundel County 3359 Crumpton South Laurel, MD 20724 1 (301) 725-4256

3. Van Bokkelen Elementary, PreK-5


: Anne Arundel County 1140 Reece Rd. Severn, MD 21144 1 (410) 222-6535

4. Seven Oaks Elementary, PreK-5


: Anne Arundel County 1905 Town Center Blvd. Odenton, MD 21113 1 (410) 222-0937

5. Shipley’s Choice, K-5


: Anne Arundel County 310 Governor Stone Parkway Millersville, MD 21108 1 (410) 222-3851

6. Waverly Elementary, PreK-5


: Howard County 10220 Wetherburn Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 1 (410) 313-2819 Middle Schools Near Fort Meade

Middle Schools Near Fort Meade

1. Severn River Middle, 6-8


: Anne Arundel County 241 Peninsula Farm Road Arnold, MD 21012 1 (410) 544-0922

2. Burleigh Manor Middle, 6-8


: Howard County 4200 Centennial Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042 1 (410) 313-2507

High Schools Near Fort Meade

1. Severna Park High School, 9-12


: Anne Arundel County 60 Robinson Road Severna Park, MD 21146 1 (410) 544-0900

2. Marriotts Ridge High, 9-12


: Howard County 2100 Woodford Drive Marriottsville, MD 21104 1 (410) 313-5568

3. Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 9-12


: Prince George’s County 7601 Hanover Pkwy Greenbelt, MD 20770 1 (301) 513-5400 Charter Schools Near Fort Meade

Charter Schools Near Fort Mead

1. Math & IT Academy Public Charter School, K-5


: Prince George’s County 6151 Chevy Chase Drivel, MD 20707 1 (240) 573-7240

2. Robert Goddard Montessori School, K-8


: Prince George’s County Grades: Middle School Address: 9850 Good Luck Road Seabrook, MD 20706 Phone: 1 (301) 918-3515


When choosing schools, you have many options to include public and private schools, homeschooling, charter schools, and special education programs. Also, look into after school programs for your child such as Girl and Boy Scouts of America. While schools and communities grapple with the challenges of education during a pandemic, there are resources to supplement learning in non-traditional ways such as Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families and Khan Academy. Explore all options to determine the best choice for your childrens’ education. It’s not a one size fits all!  

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